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What Gang Members Respect
Gang members, whatever age, respect honesty above all things. It is, therefore, imperative that teachers, administrators and other adults follow through with promises of rewards and of punishments.
Gang members depend on rules to guide them in making decision on whom are their enemies, on whose actions among their peers where acceptable and many other social situations. These rules are accepted because they are universally enforced by the gang.
Clearly stated, simple rules, enforced in a FIRM, FAIR AND CONSISTENT manner establish definite boundaries. These boundaries give a sense of security to the individual gang member and that allows him to succeed within the system.